Gender and Corruption

Is corruption different for men and women? For decades, gender sensitivity has been part of project design in a range of international development and assistance programmes, including anti-corruption efforts. The concept simply acknowledges that different policies and programmes have differing impacts on men and on women. But has enough been done to make programme design practices gender-sensitive? And do we need women-specific anti-corruption projects? The UN Development Programme … [Read more...]

‘Mary Jo’ (Wangari Muta Maathai) – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ ... has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of one Woman in our World that lived beyond her call of duty. Tributes have been paid to the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai who has died of cancer at the age of 71. As the first African Woman to receive the honour, Wangari Maathai not only championed preservation of the environment but she also promoted democracy, Women’s Rights and the Rights of the Poor. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga called her … [Read more...]

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ in honor of the Decade of Women announcement, was inspired to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman, that we foresee as a major role in the Unity of Africa, Empowerment of Women; as well as, the Peace in our world, in general. Ellen is one of the women on this planet that has withstood adversity, working for the betterment of others, at all costs. Her intention, integrity and perseverence in her work alone, should speak volumes as to her character, and we are … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Ms. Michelle Bachelet

  A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman.    Taking on a whole new department of the United Nations, catering to the gender equity of all the women of our world, this lady is to be watched closely and supported endlessly.  Join us to Celebrate this day that her UN WOMEN CELEBRATED finally getting their own logo, as we review the day she accepted this placement below.          WOMAN of ACTION       Michelle Bachelet     The former … [Read more...]

UN Women on Twitter, let’s chat!

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct … [Read more...]

Conscientious Objectors Platform: The right to believe, to worship and witness

FORUM 18 NEWS SERVICE, Oslo, Norway   Turkey does not recognise the right to conscientious objection to military service, along with countries such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Turkmenistan and – in practice – Armenia, Forum 18 News Service notes. Without recognition of this right – which is embedded in the right to freedom of religion or belief - and even lack of any regulations to address their situation, conscientious objectors find themselves in an unending cycle of prosecution – … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Inés Alberdi * Tribute

A Celebration of Women is honored to share with the Women of our World, another phenomenal WOMAN of ACTION, that is devoting her Life to the betterment of the Lives of all women in our world. As Director in the United Nations, this woman has worked her Mission into a place of authority, enabling Positive Action. WOMAN of ACTION Inés Alberdi Inés Alberdi Alonso born ( Sevilla, February 11 of 1948) is a sociologist and university professor of Spanish. Es la … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment – UNDP – JOBS for Women

Women’s Empowerment Women's empowerment and gender equality are one of the Millennium Development Goals and central to all other development efforts. UNDP works to promote achievement of these goals in all parts of its work, and also administers UNIFEM. We are now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: UN Women: Gender and Mediation Training and Resources Development Expert External International Consultant Apply by Jul-17-11 New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Apply … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan – Gender Violence Addressed in Community Theatre

Using Community Theatre to Address Gender Violence in Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public facilities were destroyed, thousands were injured and more than 300,000 people were displaced – most of whom were children and women. Several cases of gender-based violence were reported, including … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan – Gender Violence Addressed in Community Theatre

Using Community Theatre to Address Gender Violence in Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public facilities were destroyed, thousands were injured and more than 300,000 people were displaced – most of whom were children and women. Several cases of gender-based violence were reported, including … [Read more...]

Celebrating NIGER: Listener’s Clubs Network

A successful approach to gender inclusion in communication for development Dimitra and its partner in Niger, ONG VIE Kande ni Bayra created the “listener’s clubs” project in 2009 to give rural men and women better access to information and means of communication. ONG VIE Coordinator Ali Abdoulaye explains the reasons for the project’s success. In 2008, Dimitra and its partner in Niger, ONG VIE Kande ni Bayra, started supporting the creation of rural “community … [Read more...]

UN Women – Women's Empowerment Principles

Equality Means Business The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, part of UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact. The development of the Principles included an international multi-stakeholder consultation process, which was launched in March 2009. Sub-titled … [Read more...]

UN Women is a ‘Fearless Entity’… not agency farce!

           UN Women is FEARLESS... not 'agency farce' !     Michelle Bachelet 'enough is enough'   UN Women houses some serious players that truly are on a Mission to Take Action and create positive change in this world. The following are a few of the Women that devote much of their personal time and resources in making sure that UN Women is a successful entity. Please enjoy the following reviews from some of the Awesome Ambassadors that represent the efforts of UN Women. The thought that … [Read more...]

UN Women is a 'Fearless Entity'… not agency farce!

           UN Women is FEARLESS... not 'agency farce' !     Michelle Bachelet 'enough is enough'   UN Women houses some serious players that truly are on a Mission to Take Action and create positive change in this world. The following are a few of the Women that devote much of their personal time and resources in making sure that UN Women is a successful entity. Please enjoy the following reviews from some of the Awesome Ambassadors that represent the efforts of UN Women. The thought that … [Read more...]

WOMEN – Progress for Women IS progress for All: Volunteerism, Take Action!

    Women Progress for Women Is Progress for All   They are our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. They are our colleagues and compatriots. They account for more than half the human race. They are us. Yet women continue to face a daily struggle against violence, illiteracy and inequality for no reason other than the fact of their gender.   Tragically, one in three women can expect to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime, more often than not, by someone well known … [Read more...]

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